Jonathan W. Greenert

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  • Admiral: Navy is not pushing for BRAC

    In what may provide some reassurance to coastal communities that are heavily dependent on military spending, the Navy's top admiral says he doesn't see a great need for the Navy to go through another round of base closures.

  • Admiral: Aging subs at Ga. base need replacements

    The Navy needs to replace the aging Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and it needs to do it on schedule, the chief of naval operations said Tuesday during a visit to the base.

  • Top officer in Navy to visit Camden County

    The top officer in the U.S. Navy will visit a submarine base in Kings Bay and meet with members of the surrounding community.

  • Adm. John M. Richardson, director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.  The Navy is investigating alleged cheating on tests by senior enlisted sailors training on naval nuclear reactors at Charleston, S.C., officials said Tuesday   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Navy probing alleged cheating on nuke reactor work

    The Navy said Tuesday it is investigating about 30 senior sailors linked to alleged cheating on tests meant to qualify them to train others to operate naval nuclear power reactors. Representing roughly one-fifth of the reactor training contingent, sidelining 30 may put a pinch on the Navy's training program, senior officials said.

  • ** FILE ** Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, gestures as he address the media in front of the USS Enterprise at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Norfolk, Va., before an inactivation ceremony for the Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The ship served in the fleet for 51 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Navy denies security cost-cutting was a factor in deadly rampage

    The Navy's top officer said Wednesday that cost-cutting did not weaken the service's security screening system for defense contractors, despite a contractor's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday that left 12 victims dead.

  • The USS Gravely has been deployed to the Mediterranean amid violence in Syria. In this photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107) arrives at Naval Air Station Key West to participate in UNITAS Atlantic Phase 2012. UNITAS is an annual multi-national exercise hosted by the U.S. 4th Fleet in the western Caribbean Sea from Sept. 17 through Sept. 28. Thirteen ships from seven partner nations are participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

    Navy chief: Cost of Syria strike rises as deliberations continue

    The cost of keeping warships in the Mediterranean will rise as the Obama administration and Congress deliberate on whether to launch a punitive attack on Syria, the Navy's top officer said Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (Associated Press)

    Navy chief on surge capability: 'We're not where we need to be'

    Defense budget cuts have reduced the number of Navy forces that would respond to an emergency in the Persian Gulf and the Western Pacific, the chief of naval operations said.

  • Navy cracking down on alcohol sales on bases

    The Navy is cracking down on alcohol sales at its bases and mini-marts in order to tackle sexual assaults, the chief of naval operations said Friday.

  • ** FILE ** Family members and friends in Norfolk, Va., welcome home the USS Enterprise after its 25th and final deployment, along with the 5,500 sailors and Marines who spent nearly eight months at sea. The Enterprise is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. (Associated Press)

    Navy issues furlough guidance to civilians

    The Navy will have "80% capacity and manning coverage" across the department if automatic defense budget cuts begin March 1st and the service is forced to furlough its 186,000 civilians, according to a 10-page document released this week by the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert.

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